Ahi round the clock in Kona

Our latest Kona update is up on Fishtrack.com now and features great recent catches of ono and blue marlin.

http://www.fishtrack.com/fishing-reports/big-ahi-in-kona-report_1853

The Big-Fish List and catch report are stuffed with great fishing results this week.

ahi237Big-Fish List for 2015. The list recognizes the biggest fish caught on rod and reel (except opakapaka and onaga, for which we’ll accept hand line catches) in West Hawaii waters for 2015 in each of 22 categories. They are listed by species, weight, angler, skipper, boat, and date. The list is updated every Sunday throughout the year (copyright 2015 by Jim Rizzuto). If we have overlooked you, give us a call (885-4208) or send an e-mail (rizzutojim1@gmail.com).

* Blue marlin, 1,226.5, Dean Lemman, Capt. Chip Van Mols, Luna. May 27.

* Black marlin, (vacant)

* Ahi, 233, Ken Smith, Capt. Bobby Cherry. Cherry Pit II, May 1.

* Bigeye tuna, 189, Meg Stern, Capt. Tracy Epstein, Last Chance. Feb. 19.

* Striped marlin (tie), 141.5, Capt. Rocky Guaron, Hooked Up, March 26 and 142, Jody Pintar, Capt Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue IV.  April 8.

*Spearfish, (tie) 52.9, Floyd Pansano, Capt. Dale Leverone, Sea Strike, March 10; and 52.7, Kasey Buising, Capt. Mark Schubert, Captain Jack, March 6.

* Sailfish, 101, Craig Cugnit, Capt. Shawn Rotella, Night Runner. Jan. 31

* Mahimahi, 53, Ray Mohammed, Capt. Jim Wigzell, Go Get Em. March 15.

* Ono, 58.5, Asa Sugitan, Crazy Ann. Jan. 31

* Kaku, 19, Bruce Lentz, Shoreline. Apr 27.

* Kahala (vacant)

* Ulua (giant trevally), 104.5, Adam Hodgson, Kayak.  March 31.

* Omilu (bluefin trevally), 13.5, Bruce Lentz, caught from shore.  April 2.

* Otaru (skipjack tuna), 29, Unknown, Capt. Chad Contessa, Bite Me. June 2.

* Broadbill swordfish, 50.5, Tony Clark, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui. June 6.

* Ahipalaha (albacore), (vacant)

* Kawakawa, 14, Peter Hilf, Capt. Kevin Nakamaru, Northern Lights. March 27.

* Kamanu (rainbow runner), 21, Adam Hodgson, kayak.  May 28.

* Opakapaka (pink snapper),  (vacant)

* Onaga (ulaula ko`aie), (vacant)

* Uku (gray snapper), 15, Toby McCain, Simon Metson, Bessie. April 11.

* O`io (bonefish), 5.4, James Cintas (6 years old), Shoreline.

Beasts of the week (marlin weighing 500 pounds or more):

June 10: Blue marlin (575) Robert Burg, Capt. Dale Leverone, Sea Strike

June 13: Blue marlin (628.5) Jim Hopson, Capt. Jay Lighty, Mariah

Tag and Release

June 7: Blue marlin (300 and 600) Jo and Troy Dando, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

June 7: Blue marlin (100) Bill Morten, Capt. Neal Isaacs, Anxious

June 8: Spearfish (40) Judy Fogarty, Stretch Fogarty, Makana Lani

June 8: Blue marlin (175) Troy Dando, Capt. Tony Clark, Ihu Nui II

June 8: Blue marlin (150) Jerry Burris, Capt. Al Gustavson, Topshape

June 8: Blue marlin (180) Chris Fawlsworth, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

June 9: Blue marlin (175) Dave Phillips, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Hula Girl

June 9: Blue marlin (200) Michael Simonini, (150) Karston Simonini, Capt. Al Gustavson, Topshape

June 9: Spearfish (40) Stoney Tennent, Capt. Russ Nitta. Lepika

June 9: Spearfish (40) Ray LeBlanc, Capt. Jeff Metzler, Anxious

June 9: Spearfish (30) Carol Herren, Capt. Bruce Herren, Raptor

June 10: Blue marlin (120, 170, and 550) Michael Quinif, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

June 10: Blue marlin (135) David Atwell, Capt. Chuck Haupert, Catchem

June 10: Blue marlin (225) Charles Mays, Capt. Kevin Hiney, Ku’uipo

June 10: Blue marlin (150, 225, 250, and 350) Scott Prestel, Capt. Tony Clark, Ihu Nui II

June 10: Blue marlin (130) Mike Jacobsen, Capt. James Dean, Blue Hawaii

June 11: Blue marlin (300) Kirsten Dunn, Capt. Jeff Heintz. Linda Sue IV

June 11: Blue marlin (150) Chris Thibodeau, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Hula Girl

June 11: Blue marlin (200) Jerry Smith, Capt. Andrew Peterson, High Noon

June 11: Blue marlin (150) Jinx Kochan, Capt. Chuck Wilson, Fire Hatt

June 11: Blue marlin (120) Christine Matherme, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

June 11: Blue marlin (110) Sean Croffin, Capt, Kevin Hiney, Ku’uipo

June 11: Blue marlin (140) Thomas Keifer, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Hula Girl

June 11: Blue marlin (180) Stoney Tennant, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

June 11: Blue marlin (200) Mike Jacobsen, Capt. James Dean, Blue Hawaii

June 12: Blue marlin (180) Ian Collis, Capt. Mike O’Toole, Hula Girl

June 12: Blue marlin (200) Flora Williams, Capt. Rob Ellyn, Lightspeed

June 12: Blue marlin (180) Samantha Camelton, Capt. Kevin Hiney, Ku’uipo

June 13: Blue marlin (175) Mike Parris, Capt. Carlton Taniyama, Five Star

June 13: Blue marlin (140, and 150) Jada Holt, Capt. Chip Van Mols, Luna

June 13: Blue marlin (120 and 250) Heather Masunaga, Capt. Kerwin Masunaga, Rod Bender

June 13: Blue marlin (100) Mike Magnotti, Capt. Neal Isaacs, Anxious

June 13: Blue marlin (150) Chad Kieswetter, Capt. Trevor Child, Maverick

June 13: Blue marlin (100) John Wurster, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

June 13: Blue marlin (175), spearfish (15) Rick Fischer and Mark, Spearfish

June 13: Spearfish (30) John Wilson, Capt. Al Gustavson, Topshape

June 13: Blue marlin (150) Chris Howat, Capt. Bryan Toney, Marlin Magic

June 13: Spearfish (30) Craig Chambers, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

June 13: Blue marlin (125) Larry Peardon, Capt. Rob Ellyn, Lightspeed

June 13: Striped marlin (75) Caleb Hudnall, Capt. Tony Clark, Ihu Nui II

Notable

June 8: Blue marlin (142.5) Keith Hoffman, Capt. Howard Whitcomb, Intrepid

June 8: Blue marlin (129) M. Gregg, Roy Jensen, Fo’ Reel

June 8: Ahi (126) Josh Giesler, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky

June 8: Ahi (109 and 184.5) Chris Howat, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

June 9: Ahi (117) Jim Dowell, Capt. Guy Terwilliger, High Flier

June 9: Ahi (148) Shawn Palmer, Capt. Molly Palmer, Miss Molly

June 9: Ahi (139.5 and 191.5) Stacey Shepard, Capt. Carl Shepard, Kakei Mikala

June 9: Ahi (150.5) MIke Jacobsen, Capt. James Dean, Blue Hawaii

June 9: Ahi (143.5) Lincoln Phillips, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Hula Girl

June 9: Blue marlin (110 and 130) McQuiston/Franceschi, Capt. Kevin Hiney, Ku’uipo

June 10: Blue marlin (263.1) Kyle Bently, Mike Oshiro, Krista O

June 10: Ahi (237.5) Capt. Nate Cary, Vicious Cycle

June 10: Ahi (130.5) Christopher Lang, Capt. Kevin Hiney, Ku’uipo

June 10: Blue marlin (125) Mike MIller, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue IV

Juen 10: Ahi (142) Mike Jacobsen, Capt. James Dean, Blue Hawaii

June 10: Blue marlin (165.5) Marck Schaefer, Capt. Kenny Llanes, Vixen

June 10: Ahi (110) Michael Quinif, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

June 10: Blue marlin (145) David Gramlich, Jody Wolf, Plan B

June 10: Spearfish (27), ahi (173.5) Loren Giesler, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky

June 11: Blue marlin (175.5 and 150) Dunn/Hill, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue IV

June 11: Ahi (156) Trevor Beer, Capt. James Bach, Fish Wish

June 11: Ahi (132.5) Jerry Smith, Capt. Andrew Peterson, High Noon

June 11: Mahimahi (46) Hank Kochan, Capt. Chuck Wilson, Fire Hatt

June 11: Ahi (152) Rick Benitez, Capt. Gene Vanderhoek, Sea Genie II

June 11: Ahi (110) Patrick Grannahan, Capt. Dale Leverone, Sea Strike

June 11: Ahi (119.5) Estefan Padilla, Capt. Rob Ellyn, Lightspeed

June 12: Spearfish (30.5) David Rigsby, Capt. Ruben Rubio, Ichiban

June 12: Blue marlin (118) Ashley Schoonover, Capt. Bomboy Llanes, Lana Kila

June 12: Ahi (102 and 110) Gavin Ray, Capt. Kevin Nakamaru, Northern Lights

June 13: Blue marlin (172.5) Andrew, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Linda Sue IV

June 13: Ahi (215) Will Herron, Capt. Joe Schumaker, Fire Hatt

June 13: Blue marlin (148.5) Ryan McBride, Richard Deverse, Another Paige

June 13: Ahi (100) Chase Moore, Capt. Guy Terwilliger, High Flier

June 13: Ahi (166.5) Collin Gunnels, Capt. Lance Gelman, Medusa

June 13: Ahi (168) Nic Corbat, Capt Kai Hoover, Game Plan

June 13: Ahi (107) Erick Tackett, Radical Rob, Vessel Assist

June 13: Ahi (106.5) Tracy Leverone, Capt. Dale Leverone, Sea Strike

June 13: Ahi (140.5) Heather Masunaga, Capt. Kerwin Masunaga, Rod Bender

June 13: Mahimahi (44.5) Jada Holt, Capt. Chip Van Mols, Luna

June 13: Ono  (26.5) Mike Magnotti, Capt. Neal Isaacs, Anxious

June 13: Ono (41), ahi (206.5) Thomas Nies, Capt. Andrew Peterson, High Noon

June 13: Ahi (153.5) Bennett Lope, Capt. Kenny Llanes JR, Lehuanani

2 Responses

  1. Chip Haak

    Jamie Greer from Dayton, OH recommended I reach out to you.
    Our family will be in Ohau 7/2 a 7/18
    I’m looking to fish and especially catch. Maybe 4-5 of us.
    Can you recommend a charter for us?
    Thank you
    Chip

    • Jim Rizzuto

      The Kona fleet includes dozens of excellent boats with a full-range of costs, practices and policies. I encourage you to examine the catch lists on this site to identify boats that have had the kind of successes you are looking for. Then google them for more information about their costs, services, and availability. Tournament season is starting, so be prepared to hear that your selection(s) may not be available when you want them.

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